Mainframe Virtual Tape Storage

Mainframe Virtual Tape Storage

About Mainframe Virtual Tape Storage

Mainframe Virtual Tape Storage is provided and hosted by the Virtual Tape System (VTS) - an archival storage technology that makes it possible to save data as if it were being stored on tape. Data files that are extraordinarily large or have backup requirements are sent to and stored on the VTS. This service is currently provided through Z Cloud.

What problems it solves

Allows agencies to meet backup storage requirements for selected data files. Additionally, allows agencies to store files that, due to their large nature, would consume primary storage resources at a high rate.

What the Service provides
  • Agency customers are provided a Virtual Tape System that allows them to backup and store data files according to their specific business requirements.
Benefits of this Service
  • Customers benefit from a Virtual Tape System that allows for safe and secure data storage and backup with faster recovery times and at lower costs. Additionally, the VTS files are replicated to the offsite Disaster Recovery Solution.


Billing Unit: GB/Month
Billing Code: 3511


Eligible Customers
  • No new customers accepted
Service Prerequisites
  • N/A
Scope of Service
  • Kyndryl (formerly IBM), under the management of ASET, provides the total operations and maintenance of the Hosted Mainframe environment including the VTS solution and offsite Disaster Recovery solution. Customer manages and operates individual agency designed business applications including their data storage requirements and processes.
  • Customers can request assistance or support from Kyndryl via phone at (855) 300-5067 or email at [email protected].
  • If you would like to add or decommission a service, please submit a service ticket via the ServiceNow Customer portal. Click on ADOA-ASET Service Desk and then select the appropriate service.
Service Commitment
  • Support hours are 24x7x365 availability
  • Disaster Recovery
    • Recovery Time Objective of 8 hours
    • Recovery Point Objective of 1 hour
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How to order this Service

To order this service or for any questions related to it, please reach out to your Engagement Manager or submit a request using our Contact form (select Subject "Engagement Management").